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General Home Switcher question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikey517, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. mikey517

    mikey517 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2009
    I've read that s ome have turned off Sense and have seen an improvement in performance and battery life running vanilla ANDROID.
    If one uses Home Switcher does that accomplish the same thing, or is Sense still running in the background?


  2. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Software Engineer
    Washington DC
    A home switcher essentially does the same thing as doing it manually. Be aware that using the stock home only causes sense to sleep. It still uses some memory resources but far far less then when it is running. HTC also replaced a lot of the stock android apps so things like the contacts, dialer, calendar, etc are still the sense versions even though you are not using the sense home. When going stock you also do not have access to the sense widgets. Only the android ones are available.

    It does make the phone feel faster and frees up quite a bit of memory.

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